Slipping gently into a graceful old age is this 1900 20-centavos of the 1898-1905 type, first of this decimal denomination for Mexico. Struck at Mexico City (Mo) of .9027 silver (as displayed on the coin). 5.4150 grams. All 295,000 pieces of this mintage are said by Krause
to be 1900/800 overdates.
Mexico’s long-time President Porfirio Diaz began yet another 4-year term the December of the year this 1900 20-centavos was coined, and would remain in office for another decade before being forced out by revolution. Porfirio Diaz, credited with the famous quote: “Poor Mexico—so far from God, and so close to the United States.”